CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1996 |
When First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton fancied a fashionable straw hat for a White House event, one phone call to the San Fernando Valley did the trick. Searching for a traditional English bowler took comedian and former talk show host Arsenio Hall to the same place--Constance Jolcuvar's hat shop in Calabasas. Jolcuvar, an old-fashioned hat maker, has been appointed the head milliner for this summer's Olympic Games in Atlanta.
October 19, 2008 |
Gliding across the stage, crooning "come closer" over a driving beat, he manhandles the microphone stand like a modern-day James Brown. Only without the polyester jumpsuit. Ne-Yo, the R&B triple-threat singer, performer and songwriter, is rocking a steel gray Tom Ford sharkskin suit, a silver tie cinched with a tie bar -- and his trademark fedora. His retro style -- or "swag" as he calls it -- informs every element of the performance. Flanked by four female dancers, he sings in front of an old-school band with a full horn section.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1990
Diane M. Wootton Assistant principal, Ventura High School Yes, they are, of course, necessary because of how our population now dresses. We feel that some of the outfits are not appropriate for school. They disrupt the classroom instruction. We sometimes have students who don't wear enough clothing--it's too brief, exposing certain parts of the body, and it's distracting. Our written policy is that dress, grooming or accessories "considered unsafe, dangerous or a health hazard, containing offensive or obscene symbols, signs or slogans degrading to any cultural, religious or ethnic values, containing language or symbols oriented towards sex, drugs, violence, alcohol or tobacco are not allowed on campus or at any school-sponsored events."
March 24, 2005 |
Crowns. They wear crowns. Big, beautiful elaborate hats bejeweled with imported crystals that dance in the sunlight streaming through stained glass windows. Fancy creations abloom with iridescent plumes, oversized roses and sweet violets, perfect for pulpit or pew. Elegant chapeaux trimmed with fur, Belgian lace or flat-back pearls that stand out nonpareil in church.
July 3, 1995 |
Commercial plumber Dave Fortney couldn't stand the dingy ring-around-the-brim his baseball caps would develop after a hard day's work or an outing on his boat, but he also hated the way the caps came out of the laundry limp and battered. When one of his favorite caps came out especially mangled, he decided enough was enough.
October 23, 2011 |
Question: Please clarify the Transportation Security Administration's limitations on volume of fluids allowed in a single container to be carried onboard in the 1-quart plastic bag, which raised the issue of 3-1-1 (3 ounces, 1-quart bag, 1 bag per person). I was in Italy and wanted to bring back a vial of Modena's famed balsamic vinegar. In Europe, volume is expressed in metric, and the smallest container I could find was 100 milliliters, which is 3.3 ounces. I chose not to bring anything back.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - They were known simply as the San Francisco Twins. At 5-foot-1 and about 100 pounds apiece, the fashion enthusiasts were an integral part of the city fabric for four decades. With matching furs, hats and high-end purses, they completed each other's sentences, posed for countless tourist snapshots and modeled for the likes of Reebok, Joe Boxer and IBM. Now one is gone. Vivian Brown, 85, who had Alzheimer's, died in her sleep Wednesday, leaving behind Marian, who was eight minutes younger.
November 3, 1989 |
Hats by Ahadi: 733 N. La Brea Ave; 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment, (213) 965-0639. Ahadi's hats follow fashion trends. This season he trims them with tassels and crusader crosses. Prices: $45-$300. The Hat Gallery: 5632 Melrose Ave.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, (213) 463-3163. Elizabeth Marcel's hats have turn-of-the-century crowns and distinctive antique trims. Prices: $175-$250. Imolden Grey: 2409 Main St., Santa Monica; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 15, 1993 |
If you think men's hats begin and end with baseball caps, think again. In the clubsand on the street, pork-pie beanies, berets, jester's hats and "Cat in the Hat" hats are edging out the ubiquitous logo-stitched baseball cap. Rave-goers are partial to the "Sleepy Soul," a foot-long knit cap with a shoestring in place of a tassel sold at a new street-fashion shop called 555 Soul. At Stussy Union, fur golf caps, two-tone beanies and the shop's own "Dr. Stuss" striped knit ski caps are bestsellers.
October 20, 1985
If you haven't read Iacocca's word from the executive suite in The Times, it behooves you to go out and buy a copy--right now, to learn what we can do to get our senators and congressmen to put on their "American" hats instead of their other assortment of hats. ANNETTE CAVENDER Arcadia